2020 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for 2021 are listed below. Home field advantage was .536 and the root for determining point spreads was 2.357.

The average home field advantage equates to 1.74 points.

KEY: PR=Power Rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule, YTD=year-to-date strength of schedule, PF=points scored per game, PA=points allowed per game, Left=number of games remaining

Note: Due to minimal statistical context, this year's ratings are not as reliable as other years. The large discrepency in schedules (some teams playing as few as three games and others playing as many as 13 games) add to the unreliability of this year's ratings.


Rank Team PR PS SOS YTD PF PA Wins Losses Pct Left Conference
1 Alabama .985 .888 .950 .950 48.46 19.38 13 0 1.000 0 SEC
2 Georgia .864 .851 .779 .779 32.30 20.00 8 2 .800 0 SEC
3 Coastal Carolina .863 .375 .663 .663 37.17 20.25 11 1 .917 0 Sun Belt
4 Texas A&M .862 .709 .697 .697 32.60 21.70 9 1 .900 0 SEC
5 Brigham Young .856 .561 .542 .542 43.50 15.33 11 1 .917 0 Independent
6 Cincinnati .850 .674 .580 .580 37.50 16.80 9 1 .900 0 American
7 Clemson .845 .922 .688 .688 43.50 20.17 10 2 .833 0 ACC
8 Louisiana .843 .592 .689 .689 33.64 22.00 10 1 .909 0 Sun Belt
9 Oklahoma .835 .818 .681 .681 43.00 21.73 9 2 .818 0 Big 12
10 Ohio State .825 .901 .626 .626 41.00 25.75 7 1 .875 0 Big Ten
11 Notre Dame .819 .815 .653 .653 33.42 19.67 10 2 .833 0 ACC
12 Florida .817 .768 .815 .815 39.83 30.83 8 4 .667 0 SEC
13 Iowa State .787 .612 .770 .770 32.92 21.42 9 3 .750 0 Big 12
14 Oklahoma State .747 .660 .747 .747 30.18 23.45 8 3 .727 0 Big 12
15 Liberty .740 .408 .292 .292 38.18 20.55 10 1 .909 0 Independent
16 Texas .735 .689 .659 .659 42.70 28.50 7 3 .700 0 Big 12
17 Appalachian State .732 .746 .569 .569 33.83 20.00 9 3 .750 0 Sun Belt
18 Miami (Florida) .728 .615 .711 .711 34.00 27.00 8 3 .727 0 ACC
19 San Jose State .702 .360 .429 .429 28.63 19.88 7 1 .875 0 MWC
20 Northwestern .700 .528 .462 .462 24.67 15.89 7 2 .778 0 Big Ten
21 North Carolina .694 .544 .631 .631 41.67 29.42 8 4 .667 0 ACC
22 Mississippi .681 .537 .696 .696 39.20 38.30 5 5 .500 0 SEC
23 Tulsa .679 .440 .611 .611 27.11 21.56 6 3 .667 0 American
24 Alabama-Birmingham .671 .517 .568 .568 28.44 21.44 6 3 .667 0 CUSA
25 Ball State .671 .380 .361 .361 34.25 25.75 7 1 .875 0 MAC
26 Army .669 .547 .408 .408 26.75 14.83 9 3 .750 0 Independent
27 Marshall .668 .570 .420 .420 28.50 13.00 7 3 .700 0 CUSA
28 Auburn .665 .777 .821 .821 25.09 24.73 6 5 .545 0 SEC
29 Indiana .658 .572 .449 .449 28.88 20.25 6 2 .750 0 Big Ten
30 Texas Christian .655 .598 .671 .671 30.80 24.20 6 4 .600 0 Big 12
31 Iowa .648 .744 .362 .362 31.75 16.00 6 2 .750 0 Big Ten
32 Central Florida .640 .731 .597 .597 42.20 33.20 6 4 .600 0 American
33 Georgia Southern .636 .539 .577 .577 27.23 20.77 8 5 .615 0 Sun Belt
34 North Carolina State .632 .517 .609 .609 30.25 29.17 8 4 .667 0 ACC
35 Southern Methodist .630 .587 .487 .487 38.60 30.90 7 3 .700 0 American
36 Nevada .629 .462 .329 .329 30.78 23.33 7 2 .778 0 MWC
37 West Virginia .629 .555 .597 .597 26.50 20.50 6 4 .600 0 Big 12
38 Memphis .624 .705 .477 .477 31.00 27.91 8 3 .727 0 American
39 Georgia State .617 .408 .626 .626 33.30 31.70 6 4 .600 0 Sun Belt
40 Louisiana State .609 .861 .763 .763 32.00 34.90 5 5 .500 0 SEC
41 Buffalo .600 .537 .223 .223 43.43 21.86 6 1 .857 0 MAC
42 Missouri .595 .581 .697 .697 26.70 32.30 5 5 .500 0 SEC
43 Pittsburgh .585 .600 .607 .607 29.00 24.55 6 5 .545 0 ACC
44 Texas-San Antonio .580 .317 .559 .559 28.25 25.67 7 5 .583 0 CUSA
45 Boston College .571 .558 .609 .609 27.82 28.36 6 5 .545 0 ACC
46 Tulane .571 .538 .593 .593 34.67 28.08 6 6 .500 0 American
47 Virginia Tech .568 .614 .740 .740 31.09 32.09 5 6 .455 0 ACC
48 Virginia .550 .607 .610 .610 30.70 29.60 5 5 .500 0 ACC
49 Boise State .547 .745 .417 .417 33.86 27.14 5 2 .714 0 MWC
50 Kentucky .541 .642 .774 .774 21.82 25.91 5 6 .455 0 SEC
51 Troy .537 .516 .617 .617 27.36 25.73 5 6 .455 0 Sun Belt
52 Arkansas .529 .403 .897 .897 25.70 34.90 3 7 .300 0 SEC
53 Mississippi State .519 .647 .834 .834 21.36 28.09 4 7 .364 0 SEC
54 Kansas State .517 .603 .700 .700 26.60 32.20 4 6 .400 0 Big 12
55 Wake Forest .516 .589 .559 .559 36.00 32.78 4 5 .444 0 ACC
56 Wisconsin .501 .772 .464 .464 25.14 17.43 4 3 .571 0 Big Ten
57 Florida Atlantic .499 .608 .404 .404 18.89 17.44 5 4 .556 0 CUSA
58 San Diego State .495 .631 .411 .411 24.63 17.75 4 4 .500 0 MWC
59 Tennessee .490 .592 .793 .793 21.50 30.10 3 7 .300 0 SEC
60 Hawaii .486 .514 .399 .399 26.22 27.56 5 4 .556 0 MWC
61 Louisville .484 .575 .596 .596 29.55 26.64 4 7 .364 0 ACC
62 Louisiana Tech .483 .570 .586 .586 26.70 34.70 5 5 .500 0 CUSA
63 Texas Tech .478 .489 .650 .650 29.10 36.70 4 6 .400 0 Big 12
64 Penn State .465 .806 .430 .430 29.78 27.67 4 5 .444 0 Big Ten
65 Houston .464 .535 .614 .614 30.00 32.00 3 5 .375 0 American
66 Arkansas State .461 .541 .619 .619 32.91 37.18 4 7 .364 0 Sun Belt
67 Air Force .437 .626 .393 .393 24.33 15.00 3 3 .500 0 MWC
68 Southern California .432 .657 .125 .125 33.33 26.00 5 1 .833 0 Pac 12
69 Baylor .426 .647 .719 .719 23.33 29.22 2 7 .222 0 Big 12
70 East Carolina .425 .353 .572 .572 30.22 35.44 3 6 .333 0 American
71 Western Kentucky .425 .508 .560 .560 19.00 25.33 5 7 .417 0 CUSA
72 Toledo .422 .503 .220 .220 35.00 24.33 4 2 .667 0 MAC
73 South Alabama .421 .312 .644 .644 19.91 27.27 4 7 .364 0 Sun Belt
74 Rice .417 .279 .431 .431 23.40 18.80 2 3 .400 0 CUSA
75 Western Michigan .412 .523 .233 .233 41.67 34.17 4 2 .667 0 MAC
76 Oregon .408 .736 .262 .262 31.29 28.29 4 3 .571 0 Pac 12
77 Colorado .395 .479 .286 .286 28.50 31.67 4 2 .667 0 Pac 12
78 Florida State .392 .587 .562 .562 25.78 36.00 3 6 .333 0 ACC
79 Nebraska .390 .517 .492 .492 23.13 29.38 3 5 .375 0 Big Ten
80 South Carolina .387 .605 .768 .768 23.50 36.00 2 8 .200 0 SEC
81 Texas State .383 .283 .780 .780 27.67 38.17 2 10 .167 0 Sun Belt
82 North Texas .371 .431 .394 .394 34.40 42.80 4 6 .400 0 CUSA
83 Georgia Tech .370 .478 .623 .623 23.90 36.80 3 7 .300 0 ACC
84 Middle Tennessee State .356 .460 .509 .509 22.89 35.44 3 6 .333 0 CUSA
85 Stanford .355 .586 .203 .203 29.33 31.67 4 2 .667 0 Pac 12
86 Navy .353 .647 .637 .637 16.60 30.30 3 7 .300 0 American
87 Southern Mississippi .349 .492 .461 .461 25.30 32.30 3 7 .300 0 CUSA
88 Rutgers .346 .305 .386 .386 26.67 32.11 3 6 .333 0 Big Ten
89 Miami (Ohio) .345 .494 .371 .371 28.67 26.67 2 1 .667 0 MAC
90 Minnesota .342 .678 .328 .328 27.29 30.14 3 4 .429 0 Big Ten
91 Central Michigan .337 .424 .272 .272 31.33 30.17 3 3 .500 0 MAC
92 Wyoming .322 .542 .304 .304 26.50 21.00 2 4 .333 0 MWC
93 Fresno State .321 .534 .218 .218 32.83 30.00 3 3 .500 0 MWC
94 Purdue .319 .500 .378 .378 27.17 29.83 2 4 .333 0 Big Ten
95 UCLA .317 .489 .185 .185 35.43 30.71 3 4 .429 0 Pac 12
96 Texas-El Paso .316 .161 .331 .331 23.00 31.00 3 5 .375 0 CUSA
97 Duke .309 .548 .624 .624 24.82 38.09 2 9 .182 0 ACC
98 Utah .309 .727 .177 .177 30.20 26.00 3 2 .600 0 Pac 12
99 Maryland .308 .444 .455 .455 23.60 32.00 2 3 .400 0 Big Ten
100 Charlotte .306 .399 .398 .398 27.00 32.50 2 4 .333 0 CUSA
101 Michigan State .304 .622 .565 .565 18.00 35.14 2 5 .286 0 Big Ten
102 Kent State .303 .378 .144 .144 49.75 38.00 3 1 .750 0 MAC
103 Michigan .287 .771 .375 .375 28.33 34.50 2 4 .333 0 Big Ten
104 Eastern Michigan .285 .451 .309 .309 33.17 36.00 2 4 .333 0 MAC
105 Syracuse .281 .552 .718 .718 17.82 32.73 1 10 .091 0 ACC
106 New Mexico .281 .313 .393 .393 23.86 32.57 2 5 .286 0 MWC
107 Illinois .270 .437 .457 .457 20.13 34.88 2 6 .250 0 Big Ten
108 Washington .268 .729 .085 .085 30.25 25.00 3 1 .750 0 Pac 12
109 Arizona State .256 .608 .149 .149 40.25 23.25 2 2 .500 0 Pac 12
110 South Florida .254 .482 .587 .587 23.11 39.89 1 8 .111 0 American
111 Vanderbilt .222 .457 .692 .692 14.78 37.33 0 9 .000 0 SEC
112 Kansas .218 .341 .787 .787 15.78 46.00 0 9 .000 0 Big 12
113 Temple .213 .590 .488 .488 19.86 37.14 1 6 .143 0 American
114 Ohio .207 .555 .050 .050 34.33 16.67 2 1 .667 0 MAC
115 Oregon State .199 .427 .138 .138 28.86 33.29 2 5 .286 0 Pac 12
116 Colorado State .188 .395 .355 .355 22.25 35.75 1 3 .250 0 MWC
117 Louisiana-Monroe .181 .427 .678 .678 16.30 42.00 0 10 .000 0 Sun Belt
118 Florida International .171 .463 .358 .358 22.40 32.40 0 5 .000 0 CUSA
119 Wild Card U .166 .211 .538 .538 15.56 42.76 1 33 .029 0  
120 Northern Illinois .163 .466 .400 .400 24.83 38.67 0 6 .000 0 MAC
121 California .159 .569 .212 .212 20.25 26.50 1 3 .250 0 Pac 12
122 Utah State .157 .577 .383 .383 15.50 35.17 1 5 .167 0 MWC
123 Washington State .157 .629 .252 .252 27.00 38.50 1 3 .250 0 Pac 12
124 Nevada-Las Vegas .134 .353 .453 .453 17.33 38.00 0 6 .000 0 MWC
125 Massachusetts .119 .224 .622 .622 3.00 40.25 0 4 .000 0 Independent
126 Akron .108 .240 .221 .221 17.17 41.33 1 5 .167 0 MAC
127 Arizona .064 .457 .226 .226 17.40 39.80 0 5 .000 0 Pac 12
128 Bowling Green .044 .291 .230 .230 11.40 45.00 0 5 .000 0 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .626 .666 .784 .784 76 71 .517 14
Big 12 .603 .601 .698 .698 55 47 .539 10
Independent .596 .435 .466 .466 30 9 .769 4
Sun Belt .567 .474 .646 .646 59 54 .522 10
ACC .556 .608 .636 .636 83 80 .509 15
American .518 .571 .567 .567 53 52 .505 11
Big Ten .455 .614 .445 .445 53 52 .505 14
CUSA .432 .444 .460 .460 52 63 .452 13
MWC .392 .504 .374 .374 40 42 .488 12
MAC .325 .437 .253 .253 34 32 .515 12
Pac 12 .277 .591 .192 .192 32 33 .492 12


Last Updated on 01/12/21
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net